Tusar Nath Mohapatra

The Works of the Liberated Individual

Posted on: July 23, 2014

Sri Aurobindo Studies

The central premise around which the Gita was framed was an understanding that the ego-self with which we normally identify is not the true doer of works, and thus, when this has been realised, the work to be done, no matter how abhorrent it appears, takes place without binding the individual. Sri Aurobindo explains: “The ego is the ostensible doer, but the ego and its will are creations and instruments of Nature with which the ignorant understanding wrongly identifies our self and they are not the only determinants even of human action, much less of its turn and consequence.”

The Gita systematically leads Arjuna to the status of liberation from bondage to the ego-consciousness. “When we are liberated from ego, our real self behind comes forward, impersonal and universal, and it sees in its self-vision of unity with the universal Spirit universal Nature as the doer of the work and…

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Tusar N. Mohapatra

Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum
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